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Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
that big step of removing a child from the home? >> the state has no incentive to take a child away from their parents unnecessarily. >> reporter: but he cannot guarantee they won't. nor can he guarantee a child sent into foster care will actually improve. when anna marie regino was taken from her parents in albuquerque, new mexico, she didn't improve at all. she was later returned to her parents and diagnosed with a genetic predisposition. >> it did more damage to my daughter. if they really did care about that child, they would take more effort to stay with the family. >> reporter: dr. ludwig admits foster care is not a perfect option. but he says one option we certainly do not have is inaction. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> so, i want to bring in abc's chief health and medical editor dr. rich besser. rich, you know this area so well. are we all a public health emergency level, this has to be address? >> reporter: you know, diane, i think this is an absolutely terrible idea. the solution is not to demonize parents. i think foster care would be a disaster. but i know the doctor who
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